Delicious spiced rubbed chicken cooked to tender and juicy perfection. It gets glazed with the most amazing honey lime sauce and is sure to be a huge hit!
Maybe I am a little obsessed with quick and easy skillet meals lately. But if you lived one day in my life lately you would understand why. It is just non stop from the second the alarm goes off for school. Going to the grocery store, doing taxes, piano practice, chasing after a toddler, and going to the gym are just a few of the things that make my days fly by. And then you check the clock and it is 6 pm and remember that your kids have to eat.
So because I buy my chicken in bulk at Costco I always have chicken on hand. So I am always trying to create new and delicious meals. The great thing about this Honey Lime Chicken is that I had all of the ingredients on hand. And it only takes a few ingredients to make the flavor of this chicken amazing!
The glaze on this chicken. Oh my goodness. It is just a few simple ingredients! Honey, Lime, and soy sauce and garlic. It creates such a sticky thick glaze and gives the chicken SUCH amazing flavor. It became an instant favorite at our house.
Back it up. I am getting a little ahead of myself. Let’s first talk about how you prepare the chicken. You rub the chicken in a blend of delicious and flavorful spices that get pan fried to tender and juicy perfection. It creates this flavorful crust and when you cut into the chicken it is cooked to perfection!
This meal is quick and easy and you are going to love it. It will be one that your family will want to make again and again!
- 1½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (chicken breasts will also work)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup honey
- Juice of one lime
- zest of one lime
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- In a medium sized skillet over medium heat add olive oil. In a small bowl combine cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Rub on chicken and place in skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink and 165 degrees. Remove chicken and set aside on plate.
- Add honey, lime juice and zest, soy sauce and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and reduce heat and whisk until it starts to thicken. About 2 minutes.
- Add the chicken back to the skillet and coat in the sauce. Garnish with lime wedges if desired.